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Fighting the good fight, keeping the employees happy, dealing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is all in a day’s work at a nonprofit.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) needed another set of eyes on a problem. They got more than a dozen at the South by Southwest Eco Conference (SxSW Eco) held in October 2014.
Foundations distributed $1.8 billion to charities worldwide working to promote human rights. The report “Advancing Human Rights: Update On Global Foundation Grantmaking,” by Foundation Center and International Human Rights Funders Group, found a jump of 6 percent in human rights funding compared to 2011. Some 774 committed the monies to nearly 11,000 nonprofits around the world.
“Rocky” was only on its third sequel, a British duo named Wham! had the number one song of the year (“Careless Whisper”), and Coca-Cola announced it would go back to selling its old formula for Coke. While some of those things are more memorable than others, in that same year, the .org domain debuted.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder Nancy Brinker stepped down from her position as chair of global strategy but will remain in a voluntary role at the breast cancer charity. She will continue as a lifetime board member.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and the Michael Stern Parkinson’s Research Foundation (MSPRF) have announced the merger of the two organizations, effective June 30.
Cloud-based fundraising platform Classy announced $18 million in Series B venture capital funding. The San Diego, Calif.-based company also announced the appointment of its first chief technology officer (CTO) and two additions to its advisory board.
Confidence in an improving economy, bequest giving and a few mega gifts helped charitable giving in the United States continue to rebound, up 7.1 percent during 2014 to $358.38 billion.
If there’s one thing that unifies people young and old, it’s cat pictures. That’s why Social Security Works (SSW) employs Cat Actuary. It’s not an actual feline financial whiz, of course, but a light-hearted meme the organization uses to spice up conversations that can get pretty serious.
The overall success of cause marketing campaigns in the United States has caught the attention of nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses, making such ventures in an international setting look tempting.
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